I think that both of these have made the rounds already, but I thought that I would re-post them here. Amber pointed out last week that an official announcement had been made about a new YA series from a favorite of both of ours, Jennifer L. Armentrout. The official announcement was made in Publisher’s Marketplace…
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s new young adult series in which a half demon, half gargoyle teenage girl risks the wrath of her adoptive clan and the trust of a boy she’s loved forever by partnering up with a sexy, dangerous demon who claims he can protect her from dark elements in a usually quiet demon population, to Margo Lipschultz at Harlequin Teen, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Winter 2014, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).
Nice. Very nice. Especially since her current publisher (Entangled) is so wonky with release dates lately. Makes me wonder about the stability of a company that constantly has to delay its product – not by a few days, but by many months. Harlequin is solid and established, and I hope this means that she can make a jump to a bigger audience, since she really deserves the recognition.
And the official announcement has been made on the Publisher’s Weekly site about not one, but two deals for Ilona and Gordon Andrews. It is always welcome to hear about more books from these two.
The husband-and-wife writing team of Ilona Andrews and Andrew Gordon have signed two deals, with different houses. Agent Nancy Yost, at Nancy Yost Literary, handled both agreements. In the first, Yost signed the pair up to continue their Kate Daniels at Ace Books series for mid six figures, with Anne Sowards acquiring world English rights. In the second deal, also for mid six figures, Yost sold world rights for the first three books in a new series to Erika Tsang at Avon. Yost said the Avon series will be set in a world controlled by “modern Medici-like dynasties with paranormally enhanced abilities.”
The new series sounds very, very interesting. Can’t wait. And you won’t hear me whining about more Kate and Curran, either. Since the Edge series is officially over, I am glad to hear that Ilona and Gordon are diving into something new. What do you think…are you looking forward to the new stuff, too? Any other deals you have heard about lately? (I am sure there was another one, but of course I completely forgot what it was).